Worldwide, men have more opportunities, privileges, and power, yet they also have shorter life expectancies than women. Why is this? Why are there stark differences in the burden of disease, quality of life, and length of life amongst men, by race, ethnicity, (dis)ability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, rurality, and national context? Why is this a largely unexplored area of research? Men's Health Equity is the first volume to describe men's health equity as a field of study that emerged from gaps in and between research on men's health and health inequities.
This handbook provides a comprehensive review of foundations of the field; summarizes the issues unique to different populations; discusses key frameworks for studying and exploring issues that cut across populations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Central America, and South America; and offers strategies for improving the health of key population groups and achieving men's health equity overall. This book systematically explores the underlying causes of these differences, describes the specific challenges faced by particular groups of men, and offers policy and programmatic strategies to improve the health and well-being of men and pursue men's health equity. Men's Health Equity will be the first collection to present the state of the science in this field, its progress, its breadth, and its future.
This book is an invaluable resource for scholars, researchers, students, and professionals interested in men's health equity, men's health, psychology of men's health, gender studies, public health, and global health.
Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Part I: Psychosocial and Developmental Foundations of Men's Health Equity Introduction Derek M. Griffith, PhD, Marino A. Bruce, PhD, MSRC, MDiv, and Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD Masculinity and Men's Health Disparities: Conceptual and Theoretical Challenges Steve Robertson, PhD, RGN and Lynne Kilvington-Dowd Precarious Manhood for Men's Health and Men's Health Disparities Joseph A. Vandello, PhD, Jennifer K. Bosson, PhD, and Joanna R. Lawler Fatherhood as a Social Context for Reducing Men's Health Disparities: Lessons Learned from the Fathers and Sons Program Cleopatra Howard Caldwell, PhD, Kazumi Tsuchiya, MPH, Shervin Assari, MD, MPH, and Alvin Thomas, PhD Young Adulthood and Health Disparities in African American Males Michael Cunningham, PhD and Antanious White Middle-Aged Men's Health: Patterns and Causes of Health Inequities During a Pivotal Period in the Life Course Derek M. Griffith, PhD, Emily Cornish Jaeger, MPH, Ledric D. Sherman, PhD, MA, and Heath J. Moore, BS Men's Health in Later Life: Diverse and Intersecting Contexts Jamie Mitchell, MSSW, PhD, Julie Ober Allen, PhD, MPH, and Ramona Perry, BA Measuring the Dimensions of African American Manhood: A Factor Analysis Derek M. Griffith, PhD, Jacquelyn S. Pennings, PhD, Marino A. Bruce, PhD, MSRC, MDiv, and Gregory D. Ayers, MS Part II: Environmental, Social, and Policy Determinants of Men's Health Inequities Being a Man in the Countryside: How Rural Men Navigate Health and Masculinity Bradley Hiebert, MSc, PhD, Beverly Leipert, RN, PhD, and Sandra Regan, RN, PhD Urban Men's Health: How Urban Environments Affect Black Men's Health Waldo E. Johnson, Jr., PhD, MSW Incarceration as Determinant of Poor Health Outcomes Jason M. Williams, PhD and Carrie Bergeson, MS, CFLE The Public Health Disparities of Domestic Violence: Including the Perspectives and Health of Ethnic-Minority Men Rohan D. Jeremiah, PhD and Olubunmi Basirat Oyewowo-Gassikia, PhD, LMSW Global Men's Health Policy Noel Richardson, PhD, James A. Smith, PhD, Steve Robertson, PhD, RGN, and Peter Baker, MA, FRSPH Health, Public, and Social Policy Henrie M. Treadwell, PhD and Marguerite J. Ro, DrPH What Influences Adolescent Black Male Development and Well-Being? Implications of the Limits and Opportunities of Social Policy Keon L. Gilbert, DrPH, MA, MPH, Rashawn J. Ray, PhD, and Odis D. Johnson, PhD Part III: Health Behaviors and Health Outcomes Male Health Behaviors Michael J. Rovito, PhD, CHES, FMHI Considerations in Men's Mental Health Promotion and Treatment Zac E. Seidler, MCP, Simon M. Rice, PhD, John S. Ogrodniczuk, PhD, David Kealy, PhD, Haryana M. Dhillon, PhD, and John L. Oliffe, PhD, MEd, RN Depression, Trauma, and Suicide Among Adolescent and Young Adult Males Michael A. Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH and Yunyu Xiao, MPhil Men's Trauma, Depression, and Suicide in Adulthood Daphne C. Watkins, PhD and Janelle R. Goodwill, MSW Cancer Disparities in Men Kelvin A. Moses, MD, PhD, FACS Diabetes Health Disparities in Men: A Brief Review of the Influence of Gender on the Onset and Progression of Diabetes in Men and Implications for Interventions and Practice Jaclynn M. Hawkins, MSW, PhD, Rosalyn Denise Campbell, PhD, LMSW, Charles Graham, LSMW, PhD Part IV: Men's Health Inequities in the United States The Health of Gay and Bisexual Men: Theoretical Approaches and Policy Implications Stephanie H. Cook, DrPH, MPH, Erica P. Wood, MPH, Jason Harris, MPH, Paul D'Avanzo, MS, and Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH Transgender and Intersex Men David A. Rubin, PhD Health Disparities Among Men with Disabilities and Functional Limitations Carlos M. Cervantes, PhD, CAPE and Samuel R. Hodge, PhD Asian American Men's Health: Applications of the Racial-Cultural Framework Y. Joel Wong, PhD, Keiko McCullough, and Kuo Deng Understanding Health Inequalities Experienced by Black Men: Fundamental Links Between Racism, Socioeconomic Position, and Social Mobility Darrell Hudson, PhD, MPH, Andrae Banks, PhD, LCSW, Derek Holland, MPH, and Whitney Sewell Understanding Health and Health Disparities in European American Boys and Men Eric S. Mankowski, PhD and Nick Glover Cultural, Social and Historical Factors Influencing Latino Men's Health Jason Daniel-Ulloa, PhD, India J. Ornelas, and Alejandra Escoto Seeking Health and Well-Being for Indigenous North American Men Arthur W. Blume, PhD Achieving Health Equity for Native Hawaiian Men: Aia I Hea Ka Wai A Kane Ka`imi Alohilani Sinclair, PhD and Joseph Keawe`aimoku Kaholokula, PhD Part V: Men's Health Inequities Across the Globe Understanding Inequities in Men's Health in Australia: What Do We Know? James A. Smith, PhD, Murray Drummond, MEd, PhD, Mick Adams, PhD, Jason Bonson, Benjamin Christie Which Men? Inequality, Ethnicity, and Gender in Brazil's National Men's Health Program Gary Barker, PhD, Eduardo Schwarz, and Daniel Costa Lima Picturing Intersectionality in Men's Suicide Research: A Photovoice Case Study of Gay and Bisexual Men Olivier Ferlatte, PhD and John L. Oliffe, PhD, MEd, RN Regional Variation in Determinants of Men's Health: Comparison of South, Central, and North America Shervin Assari, MD, MPH Part VI: Final Thoughts and Future Directions Life Course Perspective: Implications for Men's Health Equity Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD and Paul C. Archibald, DrPH, LCSW-C Afterword Lisa Bowleg, MA, PhD Conclusion Derek M. Griffith, PhD, Marino A. Bruce, PhD, MDiv, and Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD
Derek M. Griffith, PhD is the Founder and Director of the Center for Research on Men's Health and Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University. His research applies an intersectional approach to explore strategies to eliminate men's health disparities and improve Black and Latino men's health in the United States and the health of men across the globe. Marino A. Bruce, PhD, MSRC, MDiv is Associate Director of the Center for Research on Men's Health, Director of the Program for Research on Faith and Health within the Center, and Research Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University. His research examines religion and spirituality as determinants of health for African American boys and men. Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD is Founding Director of the Program for Research on Men's Health and Associate Professor of Health, Behavior, and Society at Bloomberg School of Public Health. As a social epidemiologist and gerontologist, his research focuses on understanding the biopsychosocial factors that lead to improving the lives of African American men using a life course perspective.
Reviews for Men's Health Equity: A Handbook
Men's Health Equity presents a timely and welcome intersectional analysis of multiple men's health issues, from cancer and diabetes to trauma and suicide. Contributions from leading experts across different disciplines showcase the impact of social determinants, such as racism, homophobia and deprivation, on the health and wellbeing of diverse groups of men. I believe this volume will prove to be a landmark text for understanding - and improving - serious health inequalities affecting men and their communities. Brendan Gough Professor of Social Psychology Leeds School of Social Sciences